How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a power outlet in Cyprus

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cypriot power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger.

Cypriot power outlet

If packing for a holiday it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptop computers when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Cyprus you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. When going to Cyprus this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Cyprus from a different region please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This model of the Kindle is identified by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cyprus

Can the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation be used in Cyprus?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cyprus.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cyprus?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Cyprus using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cypriot power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cypriot power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Cypriot power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Cypriot power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation lasts 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201596990&linkId=WFISVHSRCRSZTJA4 - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters